Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West

Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West
ORLANDO, Fla. – Coast Guard personnel assigned to Coast Guard Sector Key West will begin returning to the Florida Keys, Monday, after a temporary relocation to Orlando due to Hurricane Irma. Only essential personnel will be returning to Key West at this time since infrastructure is still not steadily in place with electrical power, water, telecommunications and other necessary resources being in...

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area, safety zone for the Florida Keys

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area, safety zone for the Florida Keys
Sail boats and personal craft litter the shoreline near Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 15, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams. ORLANDO, Fla. — The Coast Guard has established a temporary regulated navigation area and temporary safety zone for waters within the Coast Guard Sector Key West Captain of the Port zone, Saturday. Vessels within the...

Coast Guard brings communications gear to Florida Keys

Coast Guard brings communications gear to Florida Keys
A Florida state trooper helps escort a convoy of Coast Guard communication trucks to Sector Key West, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, along Route 1 near Marathon, Florida.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) KEY WEST, Fla. — Members of the Coast Guard Deployable Communications Support Forces set up an enhanced mobile incident command post in Key West, Thursday. The team...

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational
Crews from Station Islamorada and Station Marathon transit from Fort Myers, Florida, to Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017 aboard response boat-mediums.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ORLANDO, Fla. – All Coast Guard small-boat and cutter search and rescue assets in addition to essential personnel assigned to units in the Florida Keys have returned to the Keys, Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Key West with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Key West with restrictions
Sail boats and personal craft litter the shoreline near Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 15, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams. ORLANDO, Fla. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Port of Key West with restrictions, Friday. The Port of Key West has been closed since September 8 prior to Hurricane Irma crossing the Florida Keys. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West
Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, second from left, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, speaks to Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crewmembers.  U.S. Coast Guard photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues relief efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Key West. The Hamilton crew relieved the Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew of its duties in Key West...

Port of Key West remains closed as weekend approaches, most other D7 ports have reopened

Port of Key West remains closed as weekend approaches, most other D7 ports have reopened
ORLANDO, Fla., — Ahead of the upcoming weekend the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public that the Port of Key West, Florida remains closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma, and we encourage boaters to avoid the waterways around the Florida Keys until the port conditions improve. The Coast Guard is currently enforcing a safety zone around the Port of Key West as Coast Guard personnel work alongside...

Coast Guard deploys 3 teams to assess ports, waterways in Florida Keys

Coast Guard deploys 3 teams to assess ports, waterways in Florida Keys
Personnel from various units throughout the Coast Guard listen during a command and general staff brief at the Sector Key West Incident Command Post Sept. 14, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) ORLANDO, Fla. – The Coast Guard deployed three teams, Thursday, to assess the damage to ports and waterways in the Florida Keys in effort to reopen the area for maritime...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu, closes Port of Key West

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu, closes Port of Key West
KEY WEST, Fla., — Effective 8 a.m., Friday, the Coast Guard set Port Condition Zulu for Captain of the Port Zone (COTP) Key West, Florida, due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within the next 12 hours. Based on the projected course and speed of Hurricane Irma, potential gale force winds of 39mph/35kts may impact the COTP zone Key West beginning...